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Dimitrov downs Kyrgios for biggest career title

(Reuters) - Bulgarian seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov clinched the biggest win of his career when he beat Nick Kyrgios 6-3 7-5 in the final of the Cincinnati Open on Sunday.

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United States beat Europe to retain Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - The United States beat Europe by five points to retain the Solheim Cup in Iowa on Sunday as the Americans continued their near invincibility on home soil.

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Muguruza thumps Halep in straight sets in Cincinnati final

(Reuters) - Spanish fourth seed Garbine Muguruza played flawlessly to crush Simona Halep 6-1 6-0 in a one-sided women's final at the Cincinnati Open on Sunday.

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Athletics: Farah wins his farewell track race in Britain

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Mo Farah brought down the curtain on his peerless track career in Britain by winning his farewell race on home soil on an emotional afternoon at the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League meeting on Sunday.

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Qatar to build World Cup stadium shaped like Arabian cap

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian skull cap for the 2022 World Cup, organizers said on Sunday, as the Gulf state moves ahead with preparations for the tournament despite a diplomatic rift with its neighbors.

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Cycling: Meares coach West dies aged 57

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Gary West, the coach who guided Anna Meares to gold at the 2012 London Olympics, has died at the age of 57, Cycling Australia said on Sunday.

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Nadal returns to Brisbane to open 2018 season

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal, who will return to the top of the world rankings for the first time in three years on Monday, announced on Sunday that he would be opening his 18th season as a professional at the Brisbane International in January.

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Golf: Stenson leads by one in Greensboro, Love three back

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Swede Henrik Stenson remained patient before reeling off three consecutive birdies to earn a one-shot lead after the third round at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

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Dimitrov beats Isner to reach first Masters 1000 final

(Reuters) - Seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov reached his first Masters 1000 final after squeezing past John Isner 7-6(4) 7-6(10) in a last-four contest at the Cincinnati Open in Ohio on Saturday.

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Muguruza beats Pliskova, advances to Cincinnati final

(Reuters) - Fourth seed Garbine Muguruza beat top seed Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-2 in the semi-final of the Cincinnati Open in Ohio on Saturday.

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U.S. remain three points ahead of Europe at Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - American Cristie Kerr made history as the United States retained a three-point lead at the Solheim Cup when they split the morning foursomes matches against Europe on day two in Iowa on Saturday.

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Froome off to positive start in Vuelta as BMC win team time trial

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Chris Froome's bid to win the Vuelta a Espana for the first time got off to a strong start as the Briton's Team Sky came fourth in the team time trial in stage one on Saturday in Nimes, which was won by BMC Racing.

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Lethal United hit four again, Liverpool scrape first win

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United netted four goals for the second consecutive week in the Premier League to rout Swansea City 4-0 on Saturday and ensure their highest-scoring start to a season for 110 years.

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Missing in health care debate: Women's voices

Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of health care.

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Olympic champion Schooling apologizes to Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Singapore's Olympic champion Joseph Schooling has apologized to Malaysians for saying he was going to teach their swimmers a lesson at the South East Asian Games, which open on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur.

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Ormsby blitzes back nine for Fiji lead

(Reuters) - Australia's Wade Ormsby tore up the back nine with five birdies to take a one-stroke lead at the end of the third round of the Fiji International at Sigatoka on Saturday.

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Granderson heads to Dodgers for post-season push

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their World Series aspirations by acquiring veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson in a trade with the New York Mets on Friday.

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Pujols ties Sosa for most homers by foreign-born player

(Reuters) - Albert Pujols hit the 609th home run of his career on Friday which tied him with Sammy Sosa for the most homers by a foreign-born player.

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Nationals' Scherzer placed on disabled list with sore neck

(Reuters) - Washington Nationals leading pitcher Max Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start against the San Diego Padres on Friday night with a sore neck.

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McIlroy plans to defend FedExCup title: report

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy plans to play again this year after suggesting last week that he might not compete again in 2017 to aid his recovery from a back muscle injury, according to his management group.

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Festival at the top of the world

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Golf: At home Simpson halfway co-leader at Greensboro

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Webb Simpson recovered from two consecutive bogeys to join fellow American Ryan Armour in the lead on 13-under par after the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

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Muguruza outlasts Kuznetsova, next faces Pliskova in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Fourth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza won a lengthy battle against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 5-7 7-5 on a hot and windy day to reach the Cincinnati Open semi-finals on Friday.

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Nadal sets up Kyrgios quarter-final in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated fellow countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets on Friday to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final against Australian Nick Kyrgios.

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Brazil police seek charges for alleged World Cup stadium graft

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Federal Police have called for the indictment of 21 people, including two ex-governors of the capital Brasilia, for allegedly overcharging 559 million reais ($178 million) in the renovation of the stadium used in the 2014 World Cup.

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Golf: Under-pressure Ogilvy fires up late to make Greensboro cut

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, his Tour card for next year on the line, responded by producing a strong finish to the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

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Golf: Underdogs Europe seize early one-point lead in Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - Underdogs Europe won the last two Solheim Cup matches in the opening foursomes session to take a 2-1/2 to 1-1/2 lead over the United States on Friday in the biennial tournament at the Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Iowa.

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Tennis: Stosur withdraws from U.S. Open with injured hand

(Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia has withdrawn from the tournament with an injured right hand, organizers said on Friday.

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SEC drops case against ex-JPMorgan traders over 'London Whale'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The top U.S. securities regulator on Friday dropped its civil lawsuit accusing two former JPMorgan Chase & Co traders of trying to hide some of the bank's $6.2 billion of losses tied to the 2012 "London Whale" scandal.

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Olympics: British aerial skier Wallace suffers head injury in training crash

(Reuters) - British aerial skier Lloyd Wallace has sustained a serious head injury after a training accident and is in hospital in Switzerland, the International Ski Federation and British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) said.

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BRIEF-Champions Oncology to collaborate with Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute

* Champions Oncology announces research collaboration with the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute to develop unique cohort of patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models

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Russian triple-jumper Pyatykh gets four-year ban: CAS

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has imposed a four-year ban on Russian triple-jumper Anna Pyatykh for violating rules on prohibited substances, the tribunal said on Friday.

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Hend eyes Presidents Cup audition at Fiji International

(Reuters) - Australia's Scott Hend put his hand up for Presidents Cup selection after firing a six-under-par 66 to grab a share of the lead after the second round of the Fiji International on Friday.

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Cyclist Perkins gets nod from Putin for Russia switch

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian cyclist Shane Perkins has been given the green light to attain Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, paving the way for the twice world champion to represent his new country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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NFL player charged with beating sister's boyfriend

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Oakland Raiders cornerback who prosecutors say beat and stomped on his sister's boyfriend was charged on Thursday with assault and battery.

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Mayweather on putting legacy on the line: 'It's worth it'

(Reuters) - With his superfight against Conor McGregor a little over a week away, Floyd Mayweather struck a reflective tone on Thursday as he discussed the risk of coming out of retirement for a massive payday.

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Wie benched for morning matches as Europe go with rookie Hall

(Reuters) - Nine-time veteran Cristie Kerr and long-hitting Lexi Thompson will lead off for the United States against Europe's Mel Reid and Charley Hull when the 15th Solheim Cup starts in Iowa on Friday.

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Pacquiao versus Horn rematch likely confirmed soon, says Arum

(Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum is "optimistic" a rematch between his fighter and Jeff Horn will be confirmed in the next few days, he told Reuters on Thursday.

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BRIEF-LiveWorld reports second quarter financial results

* Q2 revenue $2.5 million versus $2.3 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Every, driving yips cured, leads Stenson by one in Greensboro

(Reuters) - Matt Every, on the mend after a case of the driving yips so bad he said it would have driven many to quit, made a perfect start on his way to the first-round lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.

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Durant won't go to White House to visit Trump

(The Sports Xchange) - If the Golden State Warriors are invited to White House, Kevin Durant said he will not visit with President Donald Trump to celebrate the team's 2017 championship.

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Dimitrov beats Del Potro for first time to reach Cincinnati quarters

(Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov beat big-hitting Argentine Juan Martin del Potro for the first time in six career attempts to book a place in the last eight at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday.

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Halep has top spot in her sights with Cincinnati win

(Reuters) - Romanian second seed Simona Halep stayed on track for a tilt at the world number one spot with a 6-4 6-3 third-round win over Anastasija Sevastova at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday.

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Canada's Shapovalov upbeat ahead of U.S Open qualifying

(Reuters) - Canadian Denis Shapovalov took the tennis world by storm last week with a run to the semi-finals in Montreal that included a win over Rafa Nadal and the teenage sensation is now eager to replicate that success on a much bigger stage.

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Bolt reveals injury details and rounds on doubters

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt delivered a rebuke those who questioned whether he really suffered an injury in his farewell race at the World Athletics Championships by revealing details of his hamstring tear on Thursday.

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Azarenka could miss U.S. Open due to custody battle

(Reuters) - Two-time grand slam winner Victoria Azarenka said on Thursday she may withdraw from the U.S. Open as she is unwilling to part with her son during legal proceedings to separate from her former partner.

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Cycling: Former Olympic champion Sanchez fails doping test

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez has been suspended with immediate effect after testing positive for banned growth hormones, cycling's governing body said on Thursday.

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Fredericks' temporary ban upheld by IAAF tribunal

BERLIN (Reuters) - An athletics disciplinary tribunal upheld on Thursday a ban on former Namibian sprinter and IAAF Council member Frankie Fredericks pending an investigation into potential ethics violations.

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Turner to launch sports streaming service in 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turner Broadcasting System plans to launch a standalone sports streaming service for consumers in 2018, the Time Warner Inc unit said on Thursday.

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Cycling: Kittel swaps Belgium's Quick-Step for Katusha Alpecin

(Reuters) - German sprinter Marcel Kittel has left Belgium's Quick-Step Floors and signed a two-year deal with Swiss cycling team Katusha Alpecin.

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World's natural wonders: The ultimate list

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New Zealand's Pearce takes one-shot lead in Fiji

(Reuters) - New Zealand's Daniel Pearce roared up the leaderboard with a scintillating start on his back nine to card a six-under 66 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Fiji International on Thursday.

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Lighter gloves spell quick end of Mayweather, says McGregor

(Reuters) - Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is happy about the switch to lighter gloves for his Aug. 26 fight against undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and says his opponent will now struggle to make it past the second round.

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Black Voices on Turmoil in Charlottesville: ‘The World We Live In’

African-Americans contemplate race in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Meet the world's highest outdoor whisky bar

Does whisky taste better at higher altitudes?

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Dominant Madrid crush Barcelona to win Super Cup

(Reuters) - Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at a joyous Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory.

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Kisner licks PGA wounds, regroups for Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Kevin Kisner has had little time to wallow in disappointment after last week's PGA Championship and will return to action at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.

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Dimitrov sets up last-16 clash with Del Potro

(Reuters) - Bulgarian seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6(5) 6-4 at the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday to set up a last-16 clash with Juan Martin Del Potro.

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Venus upset by Australian qualifier in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Ninth seed Venus Williams was upset 6-3 2-6 6-2 by Australian qualifier Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday, hampering the American's U.S. Open preparations.

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Judy Murray tells of long battle to tennis success

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish coach Judy Murray, a driving force in British tennis and mother of world number one Andy and Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Jamie, has shaped the two most successful players Britain has produced in decades.

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South Africa's Pistorius allowed out of prison for grandmother's funeral

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic gold medalist serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend, was allowed out of prison on Wednesday to attend his maternal grandmother's funeral, correctional services said on Wednesday.

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Soccer: Ronaldo loses appeal against five-match ban after pushing ref

MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo lost his appeal to the Spanish football federation of his five-match ban for pushing a referee after being sent off in the Spanish Super Cup first leg.

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Golf: Matthew to replace injured Pettersen for Europe at Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - Scotland's Catriona Matthew will replace injured Suzann Pettersen in Europe's Solheim Cup team at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, captain Annika Sorenstam said on Wednesday.

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Japan's Nishikori to miss rest of season with wrist injury

(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori will miss the rest of the 2017 season after tearing a tendon in his right wrist, his manager said on Wednesday.

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Cycling: Preview: Froome Tour/Vuelta double

PARIS (Reuters) - The Vuelta is where everything started for Chris Froome and it could well be where he moves closer to the greatest grand tour riders as the Tour de France champion attempts a unique double in the modern era.

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World to Trump: Stand up against racism, neo-Nazis

Public figures in Israel, Germany, the United Kingdom and elsewhere have condemned President Donald Trump's latest remarks on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which he laid blame on "both sides" for the deadly violence which erupted.

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Serena eyes 'outrageous' Australian Open return

(Reuters) - Serena Williams aims to defend her Australian Open title next year, the American saying the rapid return to action would only give her around three months to prepare after giving birth to her first child.

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Bacsinszky out of U.S. Open with hand injury

(Reuters) - Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky has withdrawn from the U.S. Open due to a lingering hand injury, the world number 24 has said.

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Golf: Bae swaps firing range for driving range ahead of return

SEOUL (Reuters) - Bae Sang-moon took his first steps back into civilian life on Wednesday after completing his mandatory stint in the South Korean military and the two-time PGA Tour winner is eager to get his golfing career back on track.

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METALS-London zinc hits highest in a decade on China construction spend

(Adds zinc high, comments, details) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Aug 16 (Reuters) - London zinc hit its highest in almost a decade on Wednesday, as Chinese infrastructure demand that has fed a rally in steel prices for months spills into markets for steelmaking raw materials. The rally in zinc, used for galvanising steel, comes as China steps up plans to develop infrastructure while capacity cuts in its steel industry reform boost prices, said analyst Daniel Hynes of ANZ in Sydney

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METALS-London zinc edges towards decade-high on back of steel price rally

MELBOURNE, Aug 16 (Reuters) - London zinc was edging towards its highest in a decade on Wednesday, boosted as a months-long rally in steel prices also pushes up markets for steelmaking raw materials.

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Work begins on the world's tallest tower

After breaking ground in October 2016, Dubai Creek Tower is on the up -- although it hasn't yet reached ground level.

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Woodside says expects first Wheatstone LNG cargo in Sept

MELBOURNE, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Woodside Petroleum expects the first cargo from the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project in September, Chief Executive Peter Coleman said on Wednesday.

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Brantley in Britain: Regressing in London With Meat Loaf and Adrian Mole

Stage adaptations of “Bat Out of Hell” and “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾” allow the middle-aged to retreat to the age of innocence.

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USADA bans Goodwin but 49ers receiver says has quit long jump

(Reuters) - Former long jumper Marquise Goodwin, who is now a wide receiver for the San Francsico 49ers, was handed a one-year ban by USADA on Tuesday for not providing his whereabouts for drug testing but the NFL player said he no longer competes in athletics.

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U.S. envoy says Iran cannot 'hold world hostage' with nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday Iran must be held responsible for "its missile launches, support for terrorism, disregard for human rights, and violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions."

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Venus overpowers Riske at Cincinnati Masters

(Reuters) - Ninth-seeded Venus Williams used her powerful serve and pinpoint shot making to defeat fellow American Alison Riske 6-2 6-0 in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday.

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Del Potro, Kyrgios advance, Raonic withdraws in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro and Nick Kyrgios took positive steps in their U.S. Open preparation by ousting seeded opponents to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday.

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Raonic latest to withdraw from Cincinnati tournament

(The Sports Xchange) - Milos Raonic withdrew from the Western & Southern Cincinnati Open tennis tournament, pulling out on Tuesday due to a wrist injury.

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BRIEF-The China Fund responds to City of London Investment Group letter

* China Fund says it had sent a response to letter that City of London Investment Group PLC had attached to its August 10, 2017 form 13D filing​

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Tennis:Last two years have taken heavy toll on Murray, says mum Judy

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The last two years on the relentless ATP Tour have taken their toll on Andy Murray, the three times grand slam champion's mum Judy told Reuters.

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Neymar becomes goodwill ambassador for world's disabled

GENEVA (Reuters) - Neymar, fresh from his first win with Paris St. Germain and his world-record signing for the club, became a goodwill ambassador for Handicap International on Tuesday, pledging to work for millions who are "less visible" but deserve equality.

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Sharapova awarded main draw wildcard at U.S. Open

(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova will make her first grand slam appearance in over 18 months after she was awarded a main draw wildcard for the upcoming U.S. Open, the tournament organisers confirmed on Tuesday.

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London Inferno Inquiry Will Scrutinize How Officials Dealt With Complaints of Fire Risk

At least 80 people died in the blaze at Grenfell Tower, and local authorities were accused of having ignored warnings from the tenants.

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Cycling: Landa joins Movistar from Team Sky

(Reuters) - Spanish rider Mikel Landa has left Team Sky and signed a two-year contract with rivals Movistar, the team's general manager said on Tuesday.

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Olympics: More than 2,000 mascot applications received for Tokyo

(Reuters) - A total of 2,042 mascot designs have been received for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after a competition launched earlier this month invited Japanese residents to submit their proposals, Games organizers said on Tuesday.

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One U.S. Factory Goes Global, While Trump Shrinks the World

As the administration renegotiates Nafta, a fan manufacturer in Kentucky worries that its business could be hurt by rising impediments to trade.

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London's Holborn underground station closed in fire alert

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Holborn underground train station was closed on Tuesday as the emergency services responded to a fire alert and reports of smoke, the transport operator said.

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World's fastest street car costs $3 million

The Bugatti Chiron can hit a top speed of 261 mph but it's going to cost you a whopping $3 million.

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Losing London: Grenfell Tower Fire Shows Double Standard at Work in One London District

Councilors in London’s Kensington and Chelsea borough, home to some of the city’s wealthiest and poorest residents, are accused of catering to the wealthy and ignoring the poor.

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Querrey leads old guard into second round at Cincinnati

(Reuters) - American 15th seed Sam Querrey cruised into the second round of the Cincinnati Open with a routine 6-3 6-0 win over compatriot Stefan Kozlov on Monday on a day when the old guard dominated the younger players.

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Cycling: Australian former Olympic champion Wooldridge dies

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, a former Olympic and world champion, has died at the age of 39.

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Keys beats Vandeweghe again in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Madison Keys beat fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe for the second time in eight days with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory on Monday to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Open.

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Woods had five drugs in system at time of DUI arrest: report

(Reuters) - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in May, according to an ESPN report on Monday.

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Matsuyama announces marriage and fatherhood, surprising Japan

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Hideki Matsuyama announced on Monday that he has been married since January and is now a father, news which caught Japanese media and fans by surprise.

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Golf: Winning one major is a great year, says Spieth

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - A major season that began with the Masters favorite falling down stairs ended with one of the game’s best young players capturing the PGA Championship, a reminder of the ephemeral nature of the most unpredictable of sports.

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NFL player sits out national anthem to protest Virginia violence

(Reuters) - Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett remained seated during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before a pre-season National Football League game to protest deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend, his team said.

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Gavrilova hangs on to defeat Mladenovic at Cincinnati Open

(Reuters) - Australian Daria Gavrilova shook off an uncertain second set to defeat France's Kristina Mladenovic 6-0 7-6(6) on Monday at the Cincinnati Open.

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Meet the world's fastest car. Price: $3 million

Driving the Bugatti Chiron provides a lesson in glorious excess.

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Olympics: Ireland's Rio ticket agent was front for banned seller, says report

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The agent at the center of an alleged scheme to illegally pass Ireland's tickets for the 2016 Rio Olympics to touts was "not genuine" and was used to hide the involvement of banned ticket reseller THG, a Irish government report said on Monday.

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Tennis: Federer's pullout from Cincinnati hands number one spot to Nadal

(Reuters) - Roger Federer has pulled out of the Cincinnati Open with a back injury, meaning Rafa Nadal will be the new world number one in next week's rankings.

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Soccer: Ronaldo hit with five-match ban after shoving referee

(Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo was banned for five matches for pushing the referee after he was shown a red card against Barcelona in Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first leg victory on Sunday, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said on Monday.

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London's Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years

Big Ben will fall silent next week for four years as "major conservation works" are carried out on the tower which houses the bell, UK Parliament announced Monday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares, dollar rise after week of N.Korea-driven losses

* European shares rebound 0.8 percent, world stocks up 0.2 pct

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Golf: American Schubert wins U.S. Amateur

(Reuters) - American Sophia Schubert won the U.S. Amateur Championship on Sunday, beating Albane Valenzuela of Switzerland 6&5 in the 36-hole final at San Diego Country Club in southern California.

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Nishikori skips Cincinnati Masters due to injury

(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori has become the latest top 10 player to pull out of this week's Cincinnati Masters after the world number nine withdrew from the U.S. Open warmup event due to pain from a long-standing right wrist injury.

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METALS-London metals mixed after disappointing China factory report

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Aug 14 (Reuters) - London copper was little changed on Monday, holding below recent two-year peaks on a weaker dollar, as analysts flagged prospects of a correction given August's strong price gains and disappointing factory activity from China. China's factory output grew 6.4 percent in July from a year earlier, while fixed-asset investment expanded 8.3 percent in the first seven months, both below economists' fore

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Athletics: Golden London run has triumphant Pearson eyeing Tokyo

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Sally Pearson will reward herself with "volumes" of greasy food after winning her second 100 meters hurdles world championship but plans to keep herself in top shape in the long-term for a tilt at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Thomas wins PGA Championship for first major title

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Justin Thomas capped off a major season that belonged to an aggressive new breed of fearless young Americans when he stormed to a two-stroke victory at the PGA Championship on Sunday.

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METALS-London metals bide time ahead of China industrial report

MELBOURNE, Aug 14 (Reuters) - London copper and aluminium rose on Monday, holding near recent two-year peaks on a weaker dollar, while markets looked to China industrial data due later for signals on demand strength in the world's top metals consumer. FUNDAMENTALS * London Metal Exchange copper edged up 0.3 percent to $6,430 a tonne by 0116 GMT, after closing slightly softer on Friday. Prices hit the highest in more than 2-1/2 years on Aug. 9 at $6,515 a tonne. * Shanghai

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Justin Thomas Wins the P.G.A. Championship, His First Major Title

Thomas, 24, shot an eight-under-par 276 for the victory.

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Ronaldo hogs headlines as Real beat Barca 3-1 in Clasico

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational goal and was then sent off for a combination of his provocative celebration and for diving as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in an explosive Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday.

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Bolt vows 'never again' after emotional London farewell

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt took an emotional final bow on the track at the end of the World Championships in London on Sunday before declaring that, definitely and definitively, there was no way he would ever return to sprinting.

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Federer stunned by Zverev in Montreal final

(Reuters) - German fourth seed Alexander Zverev upset Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 in the Rogers Cup final in Montreal on Sunday to join the Swiss right-hander as the most trophy-laden player on the ATP Tour this year with five titles.

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Athletics: Trinidad deny U.S. seventh successive 4x400 world title

LONDON (Reuters) - Trinidad and Tobago denied United States a seventh successive world 4x400 meters relay title when Lalonde Gordon overhauled Fred Kerley on the final straight to win a breathtaking final at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday.

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Athletics: Manangoi brings 1,500m joy for Kenya as Kiprop flops

LONDON (Reuters) - Asbel Kiprop failed in his bid for a fourth consecutive 1,500 meters gold medal at the World Championships on Sunday - but Kenya still celebrated a dazzling one-two with new champion Elijah Manangoi leading home his friend Timothy Cheruiyot.

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U.S. reclaim 4x400m title, more injury woe for Jamaica

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champions the United States reclaimed their women’s 4x400m relay world title as Jamaica suffered more injury heartbreak in the World Championships final on Sunday.

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Athletics: Barshim sails to dominant world high jump gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim secured the global high jump title his talent has promised for so long when he completed a faultless series in the World Championships on Sunday, culminating in a winning leap of 2.35 metres.

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Athletics: Perkovic dominates discus to clinch second world title

LONDON (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic eased her way to a second world discus title after being the only athlete to throw over 70 meters at the World Championships on Sunday.

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Golf: Kisner seeks major glory at receptive Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Overnight leader Kevin Kisner set off for what could be a riveting finish to the PGA Championship on Sunday as early starters said a Quail Hollow layout that had been mostly challenging all week was there for the taking.

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Semenya takes another 800m title in her stride

LONDON (Reuters) - Caster Semenya claimed another global title when she won the world 800 meters gold while seemingly barely taking a breath on Sunday, biding her time before surging clear to record one minute 55.16 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year.

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Svitolina dumps Wozniacki to clinch Toronto title

TORONTO (Reuters) - Ukrainian Elina Svitolina capped a remarkable week in Toronto by beating Dane Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-0 at the Rogers Cup on Sunday to capture her tour-leading fifth title of the season.

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Obiri wins 5,000 meters with astonishing last lap

LONDON (Reuters) - Kenyan Hellen Obiri produced an astonishing last lap to break Almaz Ayana's resistance, win the 5,000 meters at the World Athletics Championships and claim her first major title on Sunday.

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Coe bemoans Bolt's 'devastating moment'

LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Coe said he felt huge sympathy for Usain Bolt after the Jamaican pulled up with a hamstring problem during his final event on Saturday, but believes the great sprinter's departure will open the door for new talent to shine.

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Athletics: Farah says British media trying to destroy his achievements

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Olympic and world champion Mo Farah said the British media were trying to destroy his achievements and repeated that he was a clean athlete during an emotional outburst on Sunday.

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Athletics: Colombian pride as Arevalo takes gold in men's 20km walk

LONDON (Reuters) - Eider Arevalo won Colombia’s first gold of the World Championships on Sunday by triumphing in the men’s 20 kilometer walk.

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Dovizioso edged Marquez to claim victory in Austria

(Reuters) - Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso held off MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez to claim his third victory of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Athletics: Yang takes 20km walk gold in dramatic finish on Mall

LONDON (Reuters) - Yang Jiayu raced to gold in a thrilling finish to the 20km walk at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday but her compatriot Lyu Xiuzhi learned she had been dramatically disqualified when meters away from winning the bronze medal.

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Athletics: Henriques breaks own world record to win women's 50km title

LONDON (Reuters) - Ines Henriques smashed her own world record by more than two minutes to win the inaugural women’s 50 kilometer race walk at the World Championships on Sunday.

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Athletics: Race walker Diniz becomes oldest world champion at 39

LONDON (Reuters) - Yohann Diniz produced an astonishing solo tour de force to become the oldest man ever to become a world athletics champion at the age of 39 as he won the 50 kilometer walk title on Sunday.

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Hideki Matsuyama Trips in Pursuit of a Breakthrough at the P.G.A. Championship

Matsuyama, trying to become the first Japanese golfer to win a men’s major, admitted that pressure played a role in his play as he slipped into a tie for second.

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Semenya leads the pack on final day of competition

LONDON (Reuters) - Caster Semenya will attempt to reclaim her 800 meters title on the final day of action of the World Championships in London on Sunday.

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Wozniacki beats Stephens to reach Toronto final

TORONTO (Reuters) - Danish sixth Caroline Wozniacki, riding high after ousting world number one Karolina Pliskova, beat American Sloane Stephens 6-2 6-3 in the Rogers Cup semi-finals in Toronto on Saturday.

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Usain Bolt Pulls Up Short in Relay, Unable to Finish His Farewell Race

Running the anchor leg of Jamaica’s 4x100-meter relay at the worlds, Bolt pulled up with what appeared to be an injury to his left leg and shouted in pain.

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Federer dumps Haase to reach another Montreal final

(Reuters) - Swiss second seed Roger Federer used a dominant service game to earn a 6-3 7-6(5) semi-final win over Dutchman Robin Haase at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Saturday.

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U.S. reclaim 4x100m world title, Britain take silver

LONDON (Reuters) - Individual champion Tori Bowie anchored the United States to victory in the women's 4x100 meters relay at the World Championships on Saturday.

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Britain win 4x100 meters relay as Bolt pulls up

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt's final appearance on the track ended in agony on Saturday as he pulled up injured running the final leg of the World Championships 4x100 meters relay as Britain beat the United States for a shock gold medal.

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Pearson roars back to win world 100m hurdles gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's Sally Pearson completed one of the great sporting comebacks when she overcame two years of injury agony to win the world 100 meters hurdles title at the age of 30 on Saturday.

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Athletics: First gold for Russian neutrals as Lasitskene retains high jump title

LONDON (Reuters) - Maria Lasitskene became the first Russian to win a gold medal at the World Championships in London after successfully defending her high jump title on Saturday.

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Farah's invincibility ended in final track race

LONDON (Reuters) - Mo Farah's aura of invincibility after six years of unrelenting success was finally cracked in his very last major track race on Saturday as he lost his world 5,000 meters title to Ethiopia's Muktar Edris.

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A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers

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Golf: Kisner in sole lead after Matsuyama bogey at the first

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Hideki Matsuyama bogeyed the first hole to slip one shot behind American Kevin Kisner after the overnight co-leaders finished their first hole of Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship.

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American Is Cleared After Woman Is Shoved Into Path of London Bus

Lawyers for the man, an investment banker, said they had “irrefutable proof” that he was in the United States during the time of the incident in May.

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Marquez claims pole ahead of Ducati duo in Austria

(Reuters) - Honda's Marc Marquez recorded his third consecutive pole of the season after setting the fastest time in qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday.

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Golf: Stroud climbs to tie for third after second round completion

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Chris Stroud, the last man to qualify for the PGA Championship, completed a three-under-par 68 on Saturday morning to join 2015 winner Jason Day in a tie for third before setting off for the third round at Quail Hollow.

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Athletics: Mayer's decathlon lead slashed by Freimuth after discus

LONDON (Reuters) - Kevin Mayer's lead in the World Athletics Championships decathlon was slashed by Rico Freimuth after the discus on Saturday, leaving the Frenchman 24 points ahead after seven of the 10 events.

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Athletics: Botswana miss out after baton drop, U.S. run year's fastest time

LONDON (Reuters) - Botswana missed out on the men's 4x400 meters relay final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday after dropping the baton in their semi-final heat while the United States ran the year's fastest time.

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Fans pay big money for Mayweather-McGregor tickets

(Reuters) - Fight fans attending the much-hyped boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial artist Conor McGregor will have a chance to rub shoulders with the stars in Las Vegas -- but it won't come cheap.

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U.S. looking strong in bid to reclaim 4x400m relay title

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States ran a world leading time in the women's 4x400 meters relay heats at the World Athletics Championships, having done the same in the 4x100m earlier on Saturday.

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Bolt leads Jamaica into final, U.S. run year's fastest time

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt, running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi-final in the 4x100 meters relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year.

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Olympic champions U.S. lead the way in women's 4x100m relay heats

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States ate up the track to run a world leading time in the women's 4x100 meters relay heats at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday.

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London braced for Bolt and Farah swansongs

LONDON (Reuters) - It will be the end of an era for athletics on Saturday when Usain Bolt races for the last time in the men's 4x100 meters relay at the World Championships.

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McGregor plans to rule fight game with 'iron fist'

(Reuters) - Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor says he has become "the face of the fight game" ahead of his upcoming multi-million dollar boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas this month.

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Wozniacki upsets world number one Pliskova in Toronto

(Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki defeated world number one Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-7(3) 6-4 in a marathon Rogers Cup quarter-finals match in Toronto marred by four rain delays on Friday.

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Iran asked to explain dropping players who faced Israeli team

ZURICH (Reuters) - Iran has been asked to provide further information to global soccer body FIFA over a decision to drop two players from the national team after they turned out against an Israeli side for their Greek club.

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Aggressive Federer cruises to semi-finals in Montreal

(Reuters) - Roger Federer reached the Rogers Cup semi-finals on Friday after coming to the net early and often in a straight sets victory over Roberto Bautista Agut on a windy day in Montreal.

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World's oldest man, Holocaust survivor, dies in Israel aged 113

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal, who last year was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday, aged 113, local news media reports said.

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Schippers retains world 200 meters title

LONDON (Reuters) - Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands retained her world 200 meters title with a dominant display on Friday, leaving Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast to settle for another hair's breadth silver.

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Fajdek wins hat-trick of hammer golds for Poland

LONDON (Reuters) - Pawel Fajdek, the colorful hammer champion from Poland, became the first man to win three successive world championship titles with a dominant triumph on Friday.

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Coburn, Frerichs complete shock U.S. one-two in steeplechase

LONDON (Reuters) - Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs stunned the World Championships by winning gold and silver in a dramatic women's 3,000 meters steeplechase final on Friday, the first Americans to get medals in the event.

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Reese wins fourth long jump world title

LONDON (Reuters) - American Brittney Reese claimed her fourth world long jump title on Friday after a tense, tight contest in which only six centimeters separated the top four competitors.

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Neymar set to pay tax fine, wipe slate clean for Paris

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Paris St Germain forward Neymar has agreed to pay a fine to Brazil's tax authorities in a bid to put his legal problems behind him, his lawyers said on Friday.

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Los Angeles City Council backs 2028 Olympic bid

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted unanimously to authorize the city to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2028 Summer Games.

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Kiprop earns crack at El Guerrouj's four 1500 meters crowns

LONDON (Reuters) - Reigning champion Asbel Kiprop led a powerful trio of Kenyans into Sunday's 1,500 meters final at the World Athletics Championships, giving himself the chance of shooting for a fourth successive gold medal in the metric mile event.

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Semenya strides smoothly into 800 meters final

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champion Caster Semenya looked ominously comfortable in advancing to the women's 800 meters final at the World Athletics Championships on Friday but a host of challengers also looked impressive and should push the South African all the way.

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Pearson fastest in 100 meters hurdles semis, holder goes out

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Olympic 100 meters hurdles champion Sally Pearson continued her remarkable comeback from injury by qualifying fastest for the World Championship final as defending champion Danielle Williams failed to progress on Friday.

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Cathleen Morawetz, Mathematician With Real-World Impact, Dies at 94

In one case, Dr. Morawetz’s work helped aerospace engineers minimize shock waves around the wings of airplanes flying below the speed of sound.

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Cowboys RB Elliott suspended six games

(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents.

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Two more for the road as Bolt says farewell

LONDON (Reuters) - He had demanded that the world write one last headline about him -- "Unbeatable. Unstoppable." -- and at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, Usain St Leo Bolt can still have his final sporting wish granted.

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Olympics:IOC snubs Infantino and Coe in new members list

BERLIN (Reuters) - The presidents of world football body FIFA and the international athletics federation (IAAF) have not been proposed for appointment to the International Olympic Committee when the IOC session votes in new members in September.

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American Says He’s Not London Jogger Who Shoved Woman in Front of Bus

Lawyers for the 41-year-old, an executive living in the British capital, said the police had arrested the wrong man.

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Soccer: Morocco bids to host 2026 World Cup

CASABLANCA, Morocco (Reuters) - Morocco has lodged its bid to host the 2026 soccer World Cup, the country's football federation said in a statement on Friday.

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Golf: Kisner takes two-shot lead with early second-round birdies

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Kevin Kisner birdied two of his first three holes to reach six under par, snapping a tie with overnight co-leader Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark as the second round of the PGA Championship got underway on Friday.

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Kevin Mayer takes early lead in decathlon at World Championships

LONDON (Reuters) - Frenchman Kevin Mayer took an early lead in the decathlon at the World Championships on Friday in the race to fill the void left by the retirement of American Ashton Eaton this year.

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Olympic champion Perkovic dominates discus qualifying

LONDON (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic looks set to land a second world title to go with her global collection as she dominated qualifying in the discus on Friday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Nuclear nerves wipe $1 trillion off world stocks

* Stocks biggest weekly fall, VIX biggest rise since Trump election

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Soccer: Neymar cleared to make PSG debut

PARIS (Reuters) - Brazil forward Neymar will be allowed to make his Ligue 1 debut after the French football federation (FFF) confirmed it had received the Paris St Germain player's transfer certificate from its Spanish counterpart on Friday.

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Athletics: Harrison impresses in sprint hurdles qualifying

LONDON (Reuters) - Kendra Harrison returned to the London track where she broke the world record last year to breeze impressively into the semi-finals of the 100 meters hurdles at the World Athletics Championships on Friday.

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Russian dopers ordered to return Olympic medals, some say no

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The silver medals Russian sprinter Tatyana Firova won at the Beijing and London Olympics are stored in a safe in her apartment near Moscow in defiance of the International Olympic Committee, which has wanted them back for months.

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German broadcasters clinch Olympics rights deal with Discovery

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German state broadcasters ARD and ZDF have struck a deal with Discovery Communications for the right to show the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024, after months of tough talks.

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RPT-GRAPHIC-World markets seismograph - charting disturbances

LONDON/NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Before this week's jolt from rising North Korea tensions, world markets had rarely if ever been calmer or more buoyant.

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BRIEF-Addvalue and Inmarsat sign agreement to launch inter-satellite data relay service

* Addvalue and Inmarsat sign agreement to launch inter-satellite data relay service

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On Golf: With Michael Phelps Watching, Jordan Spieth Struggles at P.G.A. Championship

Trying to complete a career grand slam, Spieth shot a one-over 72 on Thursday. Thorbjorn Olesen and Kevin Kisner have the lead at four under.

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On Soccer: Soccer Capital: Lure of London, and Its Money, Reshape Premier League

London acts as a “giant magnet to money,” powerful enough to bend and shape the very landscape of English soccer.

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Miller-Uibo takes on Schippers in second chance at gold

LONDON (Reuters) - All eyes will be on Shaunae Miller-Uibo following her 400 meters slip up to see if she can keep her composure in the women's 200 meters final at the World Championships on Friday.

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McGregor fight won't go the distance, says Mayweather

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather has said he has done his homework on mixed martial artist Conor McGregor and promised their multi-million dollar fight in Las Vegas on Aug. 26 will not go the distance.

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New York-area high-school football player dies during training

(Reuters) - A high-school football player on New York's Long Island was killed on Thursday when he was struck in the head by a log his teammates were carrying on the field during a conditioning drill, police said.

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Paul makes Rockets debut against Warriors in opener

(The Sports Xchange) - The highly anticipated debuts of Chris Paul with the Houston Rockets and Gordon Hayward with the Boston Celtics will highlight the opening night of the NBA season, the league announced Thursday.

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Federer overcomes sloppy start to down Ferrer

(Reuters) - World number three Roger Federer dropped his first set since June on Thursday but recovered to dispatch Spaniard David Ferrer 4-6 6-4 6-2 at their last 16 meeting in the Rogers Cup.

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Miller-Uibo focused on making up for 400 meters mishap

LONDON (Reuters) - Shaunae Miller-Uibo put her 400 meters disappointment behind her to power into the 200m final at the World Championships on Thursday, saying she had simply lost her balance in the showpiece race the day before.

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Turkey's Guliyev stuns field to win 200 meters

LONDON (Reuters) - Ramil Guliyev, representing Turkey after switching allegiance from Azerbaijan, pulled off a shock 200 meters victory at the World Championships on Thursday, edging favorite Wayde van Niekerk into second place in a blanket finish.

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Taylor leaps to third triple jump world title

LONDON (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Christian Taylor continued his dominance of the triple jump when he won his third world title on Thursday, once again beating fellow American Will Claye into second place.

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American Carter wins 400 meters hurdles from outside lane

LONDON (Reuters) - American Kori Carter pulled off another shock at the World Athletics Championships on Thursday, achieving the rare feat of winning the 400 meters hurdles title from the outside lane.

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Vetter's huge throw sets up German javelin showdown

LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's Johannes Vetter and Thomas Rohler will take their burgeoning javelin rivalry into a potentially riveting final at the World Athletics Championships after achieving the automatic qualifying mark on Thursday.

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NBA preparing to approve 'rest rule'

(The Sports Xchange) - Fans get upset when a healthy superstar sits out a game for a day of rest, and the NBA apparently plans to do something about it this season.

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Iran drops players from national team for playing against Israeli club

ANKARA (Reuters) - Two Iranian soccer players have been dropped from the national team as punishment for playing against an Israeli side for their Greek club, a senior Iranian sports ministry official told state TV on Thursday.

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Semenya eases through 800 meters heats, Arzamasova out

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champion Caster Semenya maintained her two-year unbeaten record over 800 meters as she eased through the first round at the World Championships on Thursday.

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Champion Kiprop leads Kenyan charge into 1,500 meters semis

LONDON (Reuters) - Four Kenyans with eyes on 1,500 meters medals – the three fastest men in the world this year and the one seeking a fourth successive title – all qualified from Thursday’s first-round heats, though not without a scare for one of them.

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Obiri on course to secure elusive 5,000 meters title

LONDON (Reuters) - Kenya’s Hellen Obiri remained on course to win her first major 5,000 meters title after qualifying fastest from the heats at the World Championships on Thursday.

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Pliskova reaches Rogers Cup quarters after Osaka retires

TORONTO (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova continued to settle in to her new role as world number one, moving into the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup when Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka was forced to retire with an abdominal injury on Thursday.